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noun     perception pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a particular way of understanding or thinking about something
    perception that:

    There is a perception that management only wants to cut costs.

    perception of:

    The public’s perception of him is slowly changing.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the ability to notice something by seeing, hearing, smelling, etc.

    visual perception

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the ability to understand and make good judgments about something


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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